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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.

 

Building a Schoolyard Garden

Learn how to create a simple vegetable or habitat garden in your schoolyard, either in the ground or in containers. Get tips on gardening, plants suitable for the school year season and ideas on how to incorporate a schoolyard garden curriculum into your classroom curriculum. Appropriate for K-12 teachers.

0.5 semester hours of graduate level relicensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $40.

Citizen Science

Find out the latest buzz on citizen science! This class will explore how to incorporate citizen science into your curriculum using the science of phenology. We’ll investigate different citizen science websites, how to upload and download data, and how these skills fit into Colorado Academic Standards and NGSS. Appropriate for upper elementary, middle school and high school grade levels.

0.5 semester hours of graduate level relicensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $40.

Colorado Wetlands at Chatfield Farms

Explore the riparian ecosystem at Chatfield Farms. Develop an appreciation for the balance between human, animal and plant interactions in our Colorado wetlands. We will immerse ourselves in citizen science, visit beaver dams and learn about the restoration project taking place at Deer Creek. Appropriate for K-12 teachers.

0.5 semester hours of graduate level relicensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $40.

STEAM in the Gardens

Bring a little STEAM into your classroom curriculum using inquiry methods to teach a variety of subjects using the Gardens as a resource. Appropriate for elementary and middle school levels.

0.5 semester hours of graduate level relicensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $40.

Steppe Ecosystems

Investigate how ecosystems in both Colorado and other steppe regions of the world are unique. Explore the Science Pyramid, biome gardens and steppe gardens. Bring an understanding of how humans, plants and animals interact into your classroom curriculum. Appropriate for upper elementary, middle school and high school grade levels.

0.5 semester hours of graduate level relicensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $40.

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